Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Wendy Owen… Connecting to the Landscape


Wendy Owen has the uncanny ability to create that “vanishing threshold”.  The  photos below are of her beautiful estate in Sonoma which she calls “ La Maison de la Pierre”. As you will see Wendy incorporates large organic architectural forms into her designs manifesting the ultimate Rough Luxe Style .  If you would like to see more of this lovely estate click here to see a video http://chibimoku.com/interior-design/. Prepare to be awestruck.
One of the beautiful outdoor lounging areas. Love the splash of yellow and the coffee table constructed of old beams.

The beautiful landscape surrounding the property.

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Adore the light fixtures constructed of barrel hoops above the dining room table.  I have a feeling they may be the work of Santa Cruz artisan Maurice Connoly.

Fieldstone was collected locally for the walls, and the floor is poured concrete in the “dining house” another outdoor room on the property. The fabulous paper light fixtures were found at another local designer (that I am personally infatuated with), Erin Martin‘s St. Helena shop. You can see my post on her work here http://roughluxeperspective.blogspot.com/2012/05/erin-martin-epitomizes-rough-luxe.html.
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The barstools constructed of Brazilian Ironwood I am guessing Wendy personally designed.
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I am crazy about the addition of the chartreuse accents in the otherwise neutral bath.
The ultimate bathroom....by wendyowendesign.com
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Love the mammoth coffee table constructed of old champagne riddling racks. 
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These two photos are of the beautiful garden designed by Wendy and John Lamos that garnered the Garden Designers Award at the  San Francisco Flower & Garden Show


I hope you enjoyed the tour as much as I.  I am completely enamored of her style.

Don’t for get to register for the Blithe and Bonny Gift pack
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11 comments:

  1. WOW, Cindy! A perfect example of rough luxe....gorgeous! Inspires me to mix it up! N.xo

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  2. The epitome of rough luxe. Love the contrast of styles. x Sharon (PS Wishing you a wonderful 2014)

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  3. I found my little piece of heaven! this house is divine

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  4. Oh my gosh, finally someone is showing that house! I thought no one else liked that house but me...thank you for validating my obsession with Wendy Owen! All the stone and chunkiness is almost brutal but with all the prettiness thrown into the mix. You're so right about the vanishing threshold...this house really epitomizes that idea, it seems like such an indoor/outdoor way to live.

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  5. Gorgeous home and property. Rough Luxe style precisely.

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  6. Hello! We are the cinematographers who shot Wendy's video! She is such a sweetheart too!!!

    We just posted our photos from her project tonigth! Have a look -

    Here are the artistic ones - http://www.houzz.com/pro/chibimoku/chibi-moku-architectural-cinema-photo-360#!projects-expanded

    Here are the regular ones - http://www.houzz.com/projects/417772/La-Maison-de-La-Pierre---Wendy-Owen-Design---Sonoma--California

    Enjoy!

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  7. Wow!!! I can see why she gave the place a French name…it transports you to another place.

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  8. Happy New Year to you! What a fabulous place! The outdoor lounge area is so warm and inviting with the splash of colour. So many stylish touches.

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  9. Great style! I love the blurred indoor/outdoor lines.

    Happy New Year!

    Keri

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  10. VERY organic! I too loved the green in the bathroom, and that island in the kitchen is gorgeous. I can see why they won the designer's award at the flower and garden show. Rustic and beautiful!

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  11. All I can say is, Wow! It’s very beautiful. But in all of these, the first one is certainly my favorite. Just imagining this at my own home with different plants and flowers all over; I think morning coffee will definitely be more exciting. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Bethel Woodard @ Sollecito Landscaping Nursery

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